Address—telephone number, text X[X(19)]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Patient contact phone number 1; Patient contact phone number 2|
|Synonymous names:||PER_CONTACT_PHONE_1; PER_CONTACT_PHONE_2|
|Registration status:||WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015|
|Definition:||The number, used as a contact method, which is associated with a unique provision of telephone service, as represented by text.|
|Context:||For non-admitted patients, this is the patient's telephone number at the time of the scheduled appointment.|
|Data Element Concept:||Address—telephone number|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||20|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Australian telephone numbers are usually 6 to 10 digits in length.
Alphabetic characters can be either upper or lower case as defined by the client.
Each alphabetic character represents a number; it can be listed as either a number or letter depending on the clients’ preference.
The format and length of a telephone number is dependent on the attribute(s) of the device and how the device connects to the telephone network.
For simplicity the standard has not separately recorded the fact that an attribute of a device may imply that it needs to use a mobile phone network, landline or other type of telephone network. This in turn influences the naming standard for the telephone number.
Telephone numbers should be stored as characters in a row, but rules can be set up to display the number in a different format, e.g. #### ### ###.
When a telephone number is used in conjunction with a country code the leading 0 at the start of the telephone is to be removed e.g. 0453176731 becomes 61 453176731 or 03 999 66 999 becomes 61 3 999 66 999.
Mobile telephone number
Source and reference attributes
|Origin:||Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.|
|Related metadata references:|
See also Address—Australian area code, code NN Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
See also Address—electronic contact preference indicator, code NN Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
See also Address—international country code, N[NNNN] Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
See also Address—telephone number, text X[X(15)] Tasmanian Health, Draft 12/09/2012, WA Health, Draft 23/08/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 24/12/2018
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2013-14 WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2014-15 WA Health, Endorsed 24/04/2015
WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2016-17 WA Health, Endorsed 30/05/2017